Consumer Health Info

Treating Fibroids and Endometriosis with Hormone-lowering Medications

By NWHN Staff | Feb 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Treating Fibroids and Endometriosis with Hormone-lowering Medications

Endometriosis and uterine fibroids are two very common women’s health conditions that have a frustratingly limited number of treatments.

Finding Birth Control Online: An NWHN Guide

By NWHN Staff | Jan 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Finding Birth Control Online: An NWHN Guide

Finding birth control online can be a convenient and easy way to get your preferred method. But like everything else, shopping online for prescription birth control can be confusing if you don’t know what to expect.

Reproductive Coercion and Sterilization Abuse

By NWHN Staff | Dec 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Reproductive Coercion and Sterilization Abuse

It’s not possible to understand present-day reproductive coercion, or its lasting impact on marginalized communities, without understanding the United States’ long history of sterilization abuse.

Phexxi Contraceptive Gel – Consumer Health Info

By NWHN Staff | Aug 5, 2020 | Comments Off on Phexxi Contraceptive Gel – Consumer Health Info

Phexxi is a contraceptive gel that works by taking advantage of the vagina’s natural acidity.

Medicaid work requirements are hurting women and families

By NWHN Staff | Sep 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Medicaid work requirements are hurting women and families

Work requirements and other bureaucratic obstacles imposed by states on their Medicaid populations are designed with one goal in mind: make it so difficult to comply with the rules that hundreds of thousands of people lose their health care.

Consumer Health Info: Vyleesi

By NWHN Staff | Jul 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Consumer Health Info: Vyleesi

Bremelanotide (brand name: Vyleesi) is a drug approved by the FDA to treat a lack of sexual desire (hypoactive sexual desire disorder) in premenopausal women.

Consumer Health Info: Toxic Cosmetics

By NWHN Staff | Jul 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Consumer Health Info: Toxic Cosmetics

With few exceptions, current federal law does not require cosmetics manufacturers to get approval from the FDA before their products go on the market.

Women and the Opioids Epidemic: The Need for a Woman-Centered Response

By NWHN Staff | Jun 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Women and the Opioids Epidemic: The Need for a Woman-Centered Response

Opioid dependency is a bodily adaptation that is likely to disproportionately affect women, because they are more likely to develop opioid dependency in a shorter period of time, compared to men.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

By NWHN Staff | Feb 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

UTI: an infection in the urinary system (your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra). Most infections involve the lower urinary tract (the bladder and the urethra). Urinary tract infections are more common in women.

Smartphone Contraception: Policy Issues

By NWHN Staff | Oct 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Smartphone Contraception: Policy Issues

Natural Cycles is a high-tech version of the classic rhythm method (also called natural family planning or the fertility awareness method) in which users track their ovulation cycles in order to avoid pregnancy.